Roy began his diving career at the Bangor YMCA when he was in eighth grade. He graduated from Bangor High School in 1973 and the University of Maine in 1977. While at Bangor High School, Roy was undefeated in all dual meets. He was State Diving Champion all three years. He culminated his high school diving career by winning the New England Diving Championship and established a new meet record with 488 points.
Roy also competed as a swimmer and climaxed his swimming at Bangor High School by anchoring the 200 yard medley relay to a come from behind victory and a new state meet record.
He was featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine’s “Faces in the Crowd” in 1973. He was also named High School All American in 1973. At the University of Maine, Roy led University of Maine to two Yankee Conference Championships and two Yankee Conference runner-up titles. He won six of eight New England titles during his time at U Maine and was second the other two times.
Roy won the Yankee Conference Three Meter Championship for four consecutive years. He also competed in the NCAA Division 1 Championships during each of his four years at U Maine, the only student athlete to do so. Roy also coached the Old Town boys swim team for one season after graduation and served as the Diving Coach at Bangor High School on two different occasions.
He was inducted into the Maine Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame in 2002.